Ph.D. Assistantship Available in Bee Phylogenetics and Evolution at Utah State

The Branstetter Bee Systematics Lab, USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit at Utah State University in Logan, UT, has an open position. This is a four-year, fully-funded Ph.D. assistantship position in bee phylogenomics and evolution. The position is funded as part of a recently awarded U.S. National Science Foundation grant entitled “Bees of the World - Phylogenomics, Biogeography, and Evolution of Host-Plant Associations.” The selected student will be expected to assist with grant activities and to conduct research related to grant objectives. 

Anyone with a strong interest in bee systematics, phylogenetics, and/or evolution is encouraged to apply. Students interested in learning molecular laboratory techniques and bioinformatics skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should contact Dr. Michael Branstetter, michael.branstetter@usda.gov, to introduce themselves. Please include a resume/CV and a short paragraph describing your interests and career goals.   Next, applicants will need to apply to be a graduate student in the Department of Biology at Utah State University (https://biology.usu.edu/education/graduate-program/prospective_students). There is no strict deadline to apply.

 

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